Clayton GA Official Website

Official City of Clayton Website

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Dennis is a partner here at North Georgia Mountains Online. He also owns and operates a marketing / consulting company - Inbound Solutions Group. He is married to Terri and they live smack dab in the middle of the mountains in Blairsville.

September 28, 2020

CITY OF CLAYTON, GEORGIA – COUNTY SEAT OF THE MOST NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA COUNTY, RABUN COUNTY.

For people travelling North from southern locations in Georgia and Florida and those travelling west from South Carolina you will be passing through miles and miles of flat coastal plains. As you approach the mid section of Georgia softly rolling hills called the “Piedmont” will give you a grand view of forests and farmland.

But suddenly as you enter Tallulah Falls at the Southern boundary of Rabun County you are in the ancient Appalachian Mountains. It is time to slow down and catch the view of mountains, waterfalls, hardwood and pine forests. In the spring there are splashes of bright colors; yellow forsythia, pink bradford pears and every shade of green. In the autumn the mountains are alive with Fall foliage.

As you climb the 12 miles and 500 feet to Clayton; the roads follow ancient river beds that cut a North-South valley that the Cherokee used to migrate through these mountains; you are on U.S. 441. If you are travelling East-West; rivers still flow creating a valley road now U.S. 76 that the Cherokee used to travel to get to the place called the “Dividings”. This area is now Clayton, the county seat of the most Northeastern Georgia County – Rabun County.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has realigned U.S. 441 to by-pass the Historic Downtown Clayton area, so travelers note – when you get to the light at the “Dividings” where highways 441 and 76 meet, make a turn West 2 blocks and visit the real Clayton.


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